Fulfilled ProphecyTheophanies Of The Trinity Recorded Throughout The Scriptures
Typology Of Christ
Our Majestic Sovereign God
Salvation Through Christ Alone
Effectiveness Of Prayer
Christian LivingConspectus Of Meaningful Names, Titles, Offices, And Symbols Of Jesus Christ
Enjoying Optimal Health
Youngevity Majestic Earth Minerals - Dr. Joel Wallach, B.S., D.V.M., N.D. Learn about the 90 essential nutrients and how they can heal illness and maintain good health.
Called To Be Trees Of Righteousness - by L. Phillip Schmidt and Esther Grace Schmidt.
Unique Revisitations Of God's Merciful Grace - by L. Phillip Schmidt and Esther Schmidt*.
Hebrews - From Flawed to Flawless FULFILLED! - by T. Everett Denton. A commentary on the Book Of Hebrews.
Christianity's Great Dilemma - Is Jesus Coming Again or Is He Not? - by Glenn L. Hill.
Eternal Riches Of God's Glory For Every Disciple Of Christ's Kingdom: A Guide For Individual Or Group Study of Attributes Given The Moment one Is Spiritually Born-Anew - by L. Phillip Schmidt and Esther Schmidt*.
The Everlasting Faithfulness And Unstoppable Promises of God by L. Phillip Schmidt and Esther Schmidt*.
Confronting The Altruistic Values Of Christ To The Seventh-day Adventist Church by L. Phillip Schmidt. A much needed expose written by a former member of their cultic organization of his personal experience in recovering from their delusive power strugglings and falsified teachings. He has a great concern for those who are still in similar pseudo and quasi bondages, and desires to warn those who are unaware of these false gospel dangers.
Christ's Spiritual Blessings To You by L. Phillip Schmidt and Esther Schmidt*.
Trusting Jesus As Our Best Friend: An Introduction Of The Kingdom of God For Boys And Girls by Esther Schmidt* and L.Phillip Schmidt.__________
*Note: The name of Esther Schmidt was changed to Esther Grace Schmidt after she co-authored the above books.
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 [lps]."You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule. You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are – no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought. You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat. You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for. You’re blessed when you get your inside world – your mind and heart – put right. Then you can see God in the outside world. You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family. You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution [trouble]. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom. Not only that – count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens – give a cheer, even! – for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble." Matthew 5:3-12 [lps].
Introduction To The Book Of Revelation
“Four main views of interpretation prevail among New Testament scholars. The preterist view understands the book exclusively in terms of its first-century setting, claiming that most of its events have already taken place. It relates the content of this book as describing the struggle between imperial Rome and the church, so that everything was fulfilled at that time. The historical view takes it as describing the long chain of events from Patmos to the end of history. The idealist interpretation regards this book as reflecting the ageless struggle between God and the forces of evil with no particular historical reference, that is, it views it as symbolic pictures of such timeless truths as the victory of good over evil. The futurist view interprets the first three chapters as historical, with the remainder awaiting fulfillment during the ‘Great Tribulation’ and the establishment of the everlasting kingdom.” Amplified Bible, p 1478.
Note: The authors of this website promote the Preterist View as explained above.
Covenant Of Sovereign Grace was founded to promote personal spiritual growth thus helping our students, readers, and viewers to presently understand some sorted previous misunderstandings, so that the formerly misunderstood shall become the knowledgeable composites to be understood, even in today's world [age or generation]. To better enhance your spiritual understanding and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ; we invite you to contemplate the answers to the following questions. What is unseen by humankind is so much greater to God than that which is seen to be only physical; because all of what God proposes - and does - is Preternatural.
Jesus said, "Come unto me, all of you [singular, but within collectivity] who are tired and have heavy loads. I will give you rest. Accept my work and learn from me. I am gentle and humble in spirit. And you will find rest for your souls. The work that I ask you to accept is easy. The load I give you to carry is not heavy." Matthew 11:28-30 (EB) (lps). "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12b.
Millions, even of professed Christianity believe in Jesus: i.e., "he was a good man; he was a moral teacher, he was alive on earth at one time; he was a prophet, he did miracles, he raised dead people, he had a large following, etc." But they find it hard to believe ON Jesus as their very own ALL in His Altogetherness(es) for the sum total to humble themselves before Him as Deity; having their Faithful Salvational needs met in His Everlasting Covenant WITH Him - as onto Well-Being!! See Romans 8:28.
Everyone being committed to God, churched or unchurched, is ultimately responsible to God for every word, purpose, action, non-action, reaction, choice, consequence, or rejoicing for [their] individual selves first, last, and all the in-between times, bearing a gentleness, respect and a clear conscience to every other relationship formed, reformed, or distanced! To God be the Praise, Honor and Glory. Amen! See Acts 15:11, Mark 16:15, 2 Timothy 3:16, and Psalm 103:1-3.
No finite person knows enough to reach the complete understanding which God has of every single soul - as He even knows the very number of hairs on one's head, and can separate the marrow and bone of each individual. So we attempt not to split hairs or manufacture answers like the priests did in Old Testament times when they couldn't find a valid solution within their 613 laws.
We do not pretend, by any means, that we or the scholarly analysis of careful-complex-issues which we are concerned with are any indication of having arrived to every cause; nor do we claim to have the final word. We simply represent a fortified-best-effort to listen as objectively as we can to those scholars who and which take careful approaches to Altruism in all its complexities, and probe the outcome to be adequate to inter-relate with readers' pains and gains in mind! Whenever we have failed to do this, we hope others might find the most excellent of themselves to gracefully correct us. God is never finished pruning or preening His Sons and Daughters as long as they live, even in our New Testament times (ages or generations) of His Sovereign Grace, as [their] fortification.
We express our strong value of community by seeking to reach out and connect with a diversity of people. We want to be personal and caring in a world that is increasingly fragmented and impersonal. We believe our spirituality fulfills rather than denies our humanity, and we believe this approach strengthens community. God's Love recognizes diversity among Christians in non-essential areas; and we do not press for uniformity in these areas, but rather encourage people to search the Scriptures, seeking balance, mutual understanding, humility and love. Additionally, we seek to respect one another's differences without a quarrelsome, arrogant or divisive spirit, and to return continually to the great commandment, to love God and one another.
The message we present is one of Fulfilled Eschatology - a sublet of Theology; synchronizing and extrapolating a choreographical essentiality of The Spiritual Truth Of Jesus Christ in the full reciprocal fellowship containments God offers all Believer-Doers within and throughout Biblical Sola Scriptura, Sola Historia, Contextual Theology, Meaningful Hermeneutics, and Salvational Soteriology, and in many instances Biblical Cosmology as connectivities between the spirit world (unseen) and the physical world (seen) all about us. For those looking through the lens of fulfilled eschatology of AD 70 contained herein, and having full rights of academic freedom, Biblical Students will acquire informative provenances kindled to emulate both knowledgeable perspective and critical analysis of what the Christian's World should look like in a new paradigm!
Our goal of this message is not to tell our readers what to think, but give our readers some matters of import and opportunity to think more intelligently and, of course, always more deeply. This in itself brings about New Horizons - both broad and wide - and as is the case with anyone digging for gold [they] also will come to perceive and realize that In Christ Jesus each is to God more precious than fine gold (Isaiah 13:12), which is the highest attainment or high calling!
This means a New Position - not how one has lived or done; or do or not do now; for salvation is absolutely a Free Sovereign Grace Of Jehovah God! In the New Testament, Christ states no words of ambiguous-derogatory-condemnation to all accepting Him as a Sacrificial Offering for their sin-life throughout their entire sanctifying Life-Anew. Every word comes forth as building-blocks of Himself, of any age to any people who study to have more, unto more of much, into much more of most, onto most of the entirety, and finally the whole entirety of Christ. This is God's Word as spiritually growing-up onto one's soul (will, mind or intelligence, and emotions) within the body-temple of each adducing his/her witness of becoming and being likened to Christ - the inner-person! For the old-person (as one's self and all others will always recognize as the body-flesh anyways or any hows as it looks physically, but not necessarily spiritually), see Romans 13:14. But Scripture says: "We ought to obey God [being onto Jesus' Words] rather than men [their fables that allude towards only good behavior of outward look-alike-conventions]" (Acts 5:29). In which the latter may be professed - but still not be a Confessed Christian in the Spiritual-Sense.
We conserve all four schools of thought concerning the meaningfulness(es) of the diverse and differing attributives of the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse) according each Christian's world view. The four interpretations being: (1) Preterist (contemporary-historical); (2) Historicist; (3) Futurist (eschatological); and (4) Idealist (timeless). In each and every aspect of these diversions, we do not divest any free moral individual's right of his/her own choice to remain in the dignity of [their] respected belief and adherence of [their] particular definitives concerning [their] "lives for the living," and [their] inspirational conceptualization(s) of "life after death." There remains many peculiarities concerning God that will never be fathomed in, of, within, and throughout anyone's life of the believing as well as that of non-believers. Job 11:7 asks the question: "Canst thou by searching find out God? However, in acknowledging all of the above, we more fully believe there are implicit and explicit qualifications and demands of problematic proportions curtailing subjective co-dependence correspondingly; just as there are implicit and explicit liberating qualifications in positive proportions alleviating problematical subjectives onto a fuller acknowledgeable objective credibility towards more opportunistic evaluations. Our primary adducer to accepting and becoming Preterists - meaning past fulfillment - was/is the Biblical unfortifications of inconsistencies comprising nominal-Christianity. Christ meant ALL of what He said to His disciples in the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24 by the terminology and understanding of His contemporaneous age in history of the exegetical sequence of His revealings and the manner of envisioning the metaphoric diorama constituted within His particular time frame. He had a greater nascent meaning than any other prophetic voice in history beings He brought The Kingdom/Church/Body Of Believers unto Himself at AD 70 and forever following - generation after generation. If anyone can perceive, conceive and receive the following statement of metaphoric Spiritual Truth, he/she is well on their way to understanding the Preterist View, or approach, in all things pertaining to Christ's Kingdom, Way, Truth, and Life: "Love sees with the heart, thinks with the soul, and grows greater as it is given away!"
We do not solicit or accept funds as our service is a free gift to one and all to further voluteer to uphold world peace, especially freedom of believing as one wishes such as within the United States of America. In the physical pragmatic sense, a volunteer-army such as the United States presently has, is both fit and proper to fight enemies of aggression towards peaceful co-existence; but what is more so for the volunteer-army of Christianity is peaceful prosperity of souls for God's Praise, Honor and Glory! The Apostle Paul puts it this way, "For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God" (1 Thessalonians 2:9).
We believe Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God, does the making, the saving, the paying, and the working; by His Accomplished Mission, by the Sovereign Grace of His death, His burial, His resurrecting; and according to the corrected Biblical standarization of what is the preeminence of His successive regenerational power of those responding resplendantly to His proposed, purposeful Life of Reform given:
"Mark the grand characteristic of true prayer - 'In the Holy Ghost' (Jude 20). The seed of acceptable devotion must come from Heaven's Storehouse. Only the prayer which comes from God can go to God. We must shoot the Lord's arrows back to Him. That desire which He writes upon our heart will move His heart and bring down a blessing, but the desires of the flesh have no power with Him. Praying in the Holy Ghost is praying in fervency. Cold prayers ask the Lord not to hear them. Those who do not plead with fervency, plead not at all. As well speak of lukewarm fire as of lukewarm prayer - it is essential that it be red hot. It is praying perseveringly. The true suppliant gathers force as he proceeds, and grows more fervent when God delays to answer. The longer the gate is closed, the more vehemently does he use the knocker, and the longer the angel lingers the more resolved is he that he will never let him go without the blessing. Beautiful in God's sight is tearful, agonizing unconquerable importunity. It means praying humbly, for the Holy Spirit never puffs us up with pride. It is His office to convince of sin, and so to bow us down in contrition and brokenness of spirit. We shall never sing Gloria in excelsis except we pray to God De profundis: out of the depths must we cry, or we shall never behold glory in the highest. It is loving prayer.... Moreover, it must be a prayer full of faith. A man prevails only as he believes. The Holy Spirit is the author of faith, and strengthens it, so that we pray believing God's promise. O that this blessed combination of excellent graces, priceless and sweet as the spices of the merchant, might be fragrant within us because the Holy Ghost is in our hearts! Most blessed Comforter, exert Thy Mighty Power within us, helping our infirmities in prayer." - C. H. Spurgeon. Also read Christ's Prayer recorded in John 17.
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Author's Disclaimer. Spiritual things are spiritually understood, so we advocate our readers to allow the Holy Spirit to be their Teacher (1 John 2:27). Also we "...let [allow] every man [woman] prove his [her] own work, and then shall he [she] have rejoicing in himself [herself] alone [not attempting to please everyone], and not in another [who teaches differently or in another style]" (Gal. 6:4). "Let us therefore, as many as be perfect [matured comprehension of ongoing Biblical Spiritual matters], be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall [without any lack] reveal even this unto you [directly]" (Phil. 3:15). Furthermore, we believe that God, through the Holy Spirit, does the compurgation of His people; therefore we do not knowingly use compulsory compunction that can or may lead to false-guilt that possibly becomes worse than cognitive conscienced guilt of flawed integrity (outside of orthodox typical theology), and leads so many to flagulate themselves unwarrantably. All timings, because of moveable seasons (or chapters) - even in individual lives - are fully God ordained! Just because some do not respond to our first invitation to learn of Christ, or more of Christ; we in no way, form or measure take it to mean disrespect or a lack of caring towards us. We have learned from experience with former legalized affiliations that we are not to push, pull, twist, or wrest anyone towards ourselves as in compulsory compunction - but to point each one to Christ - and inevitably leave the Holy Spirit to guide in His Abiding Presence to reach every "called" person in His Own - and their own time (1 Corinthians 15:23); thus bringing together those that mutually can benefit resplendent Sisterhood and Brotherhood under the Christian Banner.
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